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Land claims in East Timor by Daniel Fitzpatrick

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Published by Asia Pacific Press in [Canberra] .
Written in English



  • East Timor,
  • East Timor.


  • Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- East Timor,
  • East Timor -- Claims

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-232) and index.

StatementDaniel Fitzpatrick.
LC ClassificationsKNW5306.5 .F58 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 246 p. ;
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3646140M
ISBN 100731536886
LC Control Number2002483723

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  In eight chapters, this book comprehensively reviews the four categories of potentially competing land claims in East Timor - underlying traditional interests, titles issued in the Portuguese era, titles issued in the Indonesian era, and current occupation - and . In Land Claims, Daniel Fitzpatrick presents a comprehensive and interesting view of the challenges facing the fledgling East Timorese government. He reviews the variety of competing land claims, from those of traditional occupiers of land in East Timor to the claims of Indonesian nationals following East Timor\u27s bid for : Karen M. Smith. Land claims in East Timor. In , work was done with the Land and Property Unit of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) to examine the various claims to land title in East Timor and address the question as to what laws should be enacted to govern the ownership and alienation of interests in by: Collections: Pacific Economic Bulletin () Title: Book Review: Land Claims in East Timor, Volume One: Author(s): Lea, David R. Publisher: Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

East Timor was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until 28 November , when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) declared the territory's independence. Nine days later, it was invaded and occupied by the Indonesian military; it was declared Indonesia's 27th province the following year. The first-land claims-is the key. East Timor's unfortunate colonial history means that land may now potentially be claimed on four competing bases: underlying traditional interests, titles issued in both the Portuguese and Indonesian eras, or long term occupation.   The task of land claims in East Timor is unusually complex and difficult. This article, therefore, simply attempts a preliminary assessment. It does not seek to provide answers or recommendations as such, but rather a basic chronology of events, and typology of current and future land claims. Land Claims in East Timor East Timor's heritage of occupation and colonisation, together with the conflict of late has created competing claims for land in East Timor. Resolution of these competing claims is fundamental to the reconstruction of a sustainable social and economic structure for East Timor.

competing claims to land. Currently, land in East Timor could be claimed on four bases: underlying traditional interests, titles issued in both the Portuguese and Indonesian eras, or occupation since the vote for independence. These claims, in turn, are generating extensive social and political conflict. East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia, officially known as Democratic Republic of country comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor and the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco. The first inhabitants are thought to be descendant of Australoid and Melanesian peoples. The Portuguese began to trade with Timor by the early 16th century and colonised it throughout the mid. Geography. East Timor is bounded by the Timor Sea to the southeast, the Wetar Strait to the north, the Ombai Strait to the northwest, and western Timor (part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara) to the eastern part of Timor island is rugged, with the mountains rising to 9, feet (2, metres) at Mount Tatamailau (Tata Mailau) in the centre of a high plateau. This Guide to Law Online Timor-Leste contains a selection of Timorese legal, juridical, and governmental sources accessible through the Internet. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.